We believe in second chances. Joining us today is local nonprofit OAA (Offender Alumni Association), an organized movement of men, women, and children, that have experienced and been impacted by the hardship of incarceration. They’ve made such an impact in Birmingham, they’ve opened three Birmingham chapters, Huntsville, and four Atlanta chapters and have been recognized nationally by President Trump. Soon to partner with the Atlanta Falcons!

The crew from a unique pop-up dining experience, Kasvu, join Margie Beth and Bonny to discuss their Birmingham-based seven-course party of food! Comedienne Joy joins via the phone for the final segment to talk about ANOTHER fun, unique dining experience: Bham Eat Drink Ride with Comedienne Joy! Visit Kasvu at to grab tickets - they're going fast, and you're going to want to try some of these truly delectable treats! Also, visit to see how you can join Joy for a party with friends, clients, or anyone you want to smile with.

Bikes, Murals, and Music with Marcus Fetch Music of Redemptive Cycles, COLOR BHAM, and Redpath Creative. Moving soon? Park Moving & Storage calls to tell us how to do it right!

Exclusive announcement of a NEW FOOD TRUCK....The Conquistador brought to you by Miami Cafe! Joining us in studio is Dennis Leonard, major Birmingham advocate - you’ve GOT to hear his knowledge and passion for this city and its economic development!

You’re a lucky listener! 🍀 DISCOUNT CODE BELOW: letstalk01 - active until March 23rd at Ryktor, the “Netflix of Live Shows,” is finally here. A year in the making, this is one of music’s next big things, starting right here in Birmingham. Local band Before Soma joins also to speak about their experience. Sneak peak of some new music, too! To hear the full podcast: Irish music from local band: Hooley

Margie Beth talks with Haden Smith about the Annex, food trucks, and restaurants in Birmingham. Will Hussey from Carrabba's stops by to talk about their efforts feeding the first responders in Lee County.

Hearts are full here as we speak with Mark Martin, CEO of Build UP - local nonprofit private school doing AMAZING workforce development programming in Ensley! Such an brilliant concept to build community and wealthy through home ownership. TUNE IN!

WARNING: SENSITIVE CONTENT regarding violence, terror, and death. Jefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP) speaks about their work in education about Jefferson County’s history of lynching and its effect on modern day America.

Talking city of Birmingham's revitalization and underground Hip-Hop with some Birmingham legends: Shaheed and DJ Supreme, Deontée Gordon of TechBirmingham.

Talking Birmingham’s booming creative sector with one of it’s biggest advocates, Buddy Palmer, President & CEO of Create Birmingham. With music by Sweet Tea Trio.

Race Chairman, Valerie Cuddy (Founder of The Trak Shak) joins us to talk about Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend 🎂The state of Alabama turns 200 years old this year! Jay Lamar, Executive Director of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission is joining us to talk about the year-long party to celebrate.

Think you know about Make-A-Wish? How about about a 26 mile hike? Make-A-Wish Alabama is headquarted in Birmingham and stopped by the studio to school us on both! With music by Alabama's own, Anderson East.

In studio is President and Founder Kyle Foshee of nonprofit Provisioned Ministries that offers free financial counseling to anyone who wants it. And always we're always talking food! This week with Stephen Goode, General Manager of The Southern Kitchen & Bar in Uptown. He weighs in on the 20/59 bridge closure coming up this month. *Featuring music by The Brummies*

New Year, Same Soul from band Soul Karnival

BIRMINGHAM LOUD AND PROUD - Featuring an exclusive music debut from a Birmingham bred, Berklee College of Music educated musician - in studio is Jackson Ulmer! Birmingham has had an amazing year, don't you think? Do you have New Years Eve plans? Be safe!

This amazing program educates children to build community. Joining us is Katherine Berdy, Director of The C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center at the The Altamont School. We’re also talking Vulcan Park and Museum, UAB Men's Basketball, and much more! Local music from Cornelius Chapel Records: Holiday Gunfire, Dree Leer, Timber

Talking our city's homeless population - why are we supposed to help? Stay tuned for Let's Talk Birmingham's Holiday Guide for local events for the whole family. Local guest: Don Lupo, Operations Manager for City Hall, and President of the Firehouse Shelter Board of Directors. Local music: Shaheed & DJ Supreme MENTIONS Sofar Sounds Birmingham Birmingham Museum of Art Manheim Steamroller Sonlight Ministries Miami Cafe Railroad Park Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland in Birmingham, Alabama Alabama Theatre The Birmingham Zoo Alabama Ballet Birmingham Bowl Trans-Siberian Orchestra

In studio we have EXCLUSIVE music from Grammy-nominated Alvin Garrett. We also have Christina Branson Smith from TechBirmingham and Amrita Lakhanpal, thyoung founder of Screens for School organization supporting Birmingham city schools. AND have an answer to recent events in Birmingham ❤ We gave away 2 tickets to the Tech the Halls Casino night to one lucky listener! Mentions Workplay Birmingham City Schools Just A Few Cats

Talking all things Hoover with Hoover City Councilman Derrick M Murphy - Hoover City Council & the amazing Luis Delgado and Samantha Delgado of Miami Cafe are AT IT AGAIN- serving our greater Birmingham community and the 68 city workers laid off by the City of Selma. Listen now to learn how to join them in their effort to provide Christmas for these jobless workers and their families. Then, emotions spill as Margie Beth and Bonny speak about Veterans Day with Jim Lawrence, a Vietnam veteran.

Talking all things Hoover with Hoover City Councilman Derrick M Murphy - Hoover City Council & the amazing Luis Delgado and Samantha Delgado of Miami Cafe are AT IT AGAIN- serving our greater Birmingham community and the 68 city workers laid off by the City of Selma. Listen now to learn how to join them in their effort to provide Christmas for these jobless workers and their families. Music from: MOTHER.FUNK Willie Sugarcapps Soul Karnival MENTIONS Kellypalooza Hoover City Dad Brigade The Finley Center at The Hoover Metropolitan Complex HOOVER CITY SCHOOLS Mayor Frank Vincent Brocato Sofar Sounds Birmingham UAB Health System

Emotions spill as they speak about Veterans Day- the day we recognize those who live among us who served our country. In studio is Patrick Johnson, Founder of Homeless Veterans Initiative of Alabama and Jim Lawrence, a Vietnam veteran. With music from Lady Legs, Remy Zero, Waxahatchee

Local nonprofit mentoring program Living Legends Nonprofit is celebrating their 1 year anniversary with us. With music from Soul Karnival, Willie Sugarcapps, Wild Sweet Orange MENTIONS Moss Rock Festival, Birmingham Urban League, Inc., Fresh Air Farm

MB & Bonny talk their night on the Green Carpet, Tech Birmingham’s panel discussion about Birmingham as a “Smart City”, Birmingham’s PR problem, international investment interest in Birmingham real estate, where to take out of town guests in the city, recent setbacks in local government funding nonprofits, and more. With music from Tragic City, The Brook & The Bluff, CBDB

Welcome into the studio Birmingham's hottest new brew Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co. with music provided by local musician Charlie Crepps. With a call from Don Lupo, operations manager of City of Birmingham City Hall about Birmingham's involvement in rebuilding after Hurricane Michael.

MUSIC EXCLUSIVE - While MB is away at her State Realtor Board mtg & graduating from leadership class- Bonny hosts local band Venture Boi with an exclusive debut of a new song. Shout out to Sean Gilder of Sofar Sounds Birmingham for connecting us!

Please help us welcome Dr. Patrick J. Murphy to Birmingham! As a new professor at UAB, he is pioneering numerous programs to teach and encourage entrepreneurship in our city. UAB - The University of Alabama at Birmingham Innovation Depot, Inc., Heath Green & The Makeshifters, The Brook & The Bluff